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Re: svn:external warning when doing commit

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-12 20:23:16 CET

Simon Allen wrote:
> Hi sorry to bother the list,
> I'm not sure if this is a bug or whether I've just misunderstood the
> meaning of the warning.
> Setup :
> Mixed development environment Linux/Windows XP.
> For the purpose of this report (ie how to recreate the issue) there are
> two machines.
> Machine #1 running XP and latest Tortoise.
> Machine #2 running Linux, SVN server and Samba server.
> On machine 2 (Linux) using command line tools :
> Check out the repository to empty directory.
> Go in and create an arbitrary new directory (mkdir)
> Create a file in that directory (names and extensions don't seem to
> affect the issue).
> svn add newdir
> The new directory (and recursively the file) get added.
> On machine 1
> svn commit using tortoise.

You must never do that! A working copy is *local* and can't be shared
between two different OS. You'll get a whole lot of problems that way
(the most obvious one: a file with the svn:eol-style set to 'native').

That's also why you get the (I admit not so good) warning message.


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Received on Mon Mar 12 20:23:38 2007

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